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A BIGGER SPLASH

A BIGGER SPLASH: FEATURING DAVID HOCKNEY (1974) DUAL FORMAT EDITION, BFI, CERT. 15 (CATALOGUE NUMBER: BFIB1137) At times of intense Hockney the normally sedate Tate Britain will be opening until midnight to cope with the crush for their acclaimed retrospective. Having elbowed our way through the crowds, we were inspired to spend a lazy Sunday morning with A […]

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Small Screen

THE TINGLER

(1959) 1hr 22min We were inspired to screen William Castle’s 1959 cult horror after watching Charlie Lyne’s film essay FEAR ITSELF. Both are about the theory and feeling of fear in the cinema. In contrast to Lyne’s hypnotic clip-fest, Castle imagines fear as a centipede-like manifestation that has the power to crush your spine in a […]

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GUIDES

CRITERION COLLECTION GUIDE

Now that the fabled CRITERION COLLECTION is nearly a year into releasing its home cinema titles in the UK, we thought we’d turn our attention to them for our next GUIDE* to adventurous moving pictures.

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SILVER BULLET

In the 1980s, Corey Haim was my main squeeze. Born in the same year as me, this vibrant, lispy, indelibly handsome star set the foundations of my (pre)teen American dream: picket fences, BMX bikes and slutty cheerleaders. Maybe it was his spikey hair? The way he spoke out of the side of his mouth? His […]

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INVADERS FROM MARS

Some films have the capacity to channel your childhood nightmares, reanimating the sweaty fever dream of a night spent under the duvet shivering with fright at the shadows outside your window. For me, Invaders from Mars is one such movie. In my head (says he preparing to get shouted at by cinephiles who will know […]

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